When you visit Levy Dermatology, a member of our staff will greet you. In an effort to make your visit a pleasant one, we gather as much of your information as we can when you call to make your appointment. If there are still forms to fill out or gaps in our information when you arrive, our staff will work with you to complete your file. Our nursing staff will escort you to one of our patient rooms. To prepare for your visit with our Board-Certified Dermatologist, your nurse may ask you several questions. During your appointment, your dermatologist will develop a customized treatment plan to suit your needs. As you finish your visit and make your next appointment with our staff, feel free to inquire about our skin care products for home use. Our dermatologists have carefully selected these high quality and medical grade products for our patients. We can help you select the ones that match your skin type and your product needs.
ALAN LEVY, MD, CEO
Dr. Levy specializes in surgical and cosmetic dermatology and is Board-Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. After graduating from Duke University, he obtained his medical doctor degree from the University of Tennessee, where he also trained as a Resident in Dermatology. He served as Chief Resident his final year and then trained as a Fellow in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Levy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Tennessee and Memphis Dermatology Societies. He is a past member of the Board of the Tennessee Dermatology Society. In addition to being the founder and medical director of Levy Dermatology, Dr. Levy serves as an Allergan physician trainer where he teaches and advises doctors nation-wide on the proper methods of injecting Botox®, Juvéderm®, and Voluma®.
SHIRA LEVY, COO
Shira Levy is a native Memphian. For her undergraduate degree she went to Florida State University and concentrated her studies in business with an emphasis on risk management and insurance. She also spent a semester studying international business and finance in Paris, France. After graduating with high honors from Florida State University business school, she returned home and earned her Masters. She began a career in commercial property management with Makowsky, Ringel, Greenberg, LLC. Later, she worked as a Project Manager for Marc Belz Construction. For the past 7 years, she has brought her experience and organizational skills to Levy Dermatology. She entered the medical practice as Human Resource Manager where she made an immediate impact on the size and efficiency of the HR department. She was then promoted to Chief Operating Officer where she handles all of the day to day operations, marketing and property management, and oversees Human Resources and Partner Relations. She is also a co-owner of MARS enterprises that owns and manages Levy Dermatology properties.
Shira has led the growth of the Levy Dermatology’s medical practice and expanding it to multiple locations. She uses her previous work experience to research new locations to expand and manages the construction for each new location. Under her leadership, Levy Dermatology was a finalist for the 2018 Memphis Business Journal Small Business and Commercial Appeal Memphis Most Award finalist multiple times. Shira’s most current project is building a cosmetic center in The East Memphis which will open in the spring of 2019.
DANIELLE LEVINE, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Danielle Levine is a recent faculty member and instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA where she practiced all aspects of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Columbia University, she attended Tufts University School of Medicine, where she graduated with honors. She then completed her Residency Training in Dermatology at the Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Residency Program and subsequently was on staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute where she ran specialty clinics in melanoma and pigmented lesions, high-risk skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology, and surgical dermatology. She has authored and won awards for her many research journal publications and book chapters and has lectured internationally and nationally at dermatology, surgery, oncology, and internal medicine conferences. Dr. Levine is Board-Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Women’s Dermatology Society, and the American Medical Association.
JOHN HUBER, MD
MEREDITH WAGNER, MD
Dr. Meredith Wagner specializes in medical and surgical Dermatology and is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She is a native Memphian and graduated summa cum laude with honors and as the valedictorian of her class at Florida State University. She then completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Wagner completed her internship in Internal Medicine and Dermatology residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She served as a Chief Resident during her final year of training. She served as the Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology Resident and Fellows Committee and currently serves as a member of the American Academy of Dermatology Young Physicians Committee. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the American Medical Association. She worked in private practice in Southern California specializing in all aspects of medical and surgical Dermatology including adult and pediatric care before moving home to Memphis and joining Levy Dermatology.
JULIE JEFFERSON, MD
Dr. Jefferson specializes in Mohs surgery, nail disease, and medical and cosmetic dermatology. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. A South Carolina native, Dr. Jefferson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Erskine College and her Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her residency training in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins. Also, Dr. Jefferson completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at the University of British Columbia, a Nail Disease and Nail Surgery Fellowship in Portland, OR, and a Clinical Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship for the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology. While involved in clinical research at Johns Hopkins she served on the Council of Science and Research for the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Jefferson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Council for Nail Disorders. Dr. Jefferson presents research and lectures both nationally and internationally.
LAUREN PLYLER, AGACNP
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Lauren was a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) in the intensive care unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis for more than six years. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, she earned a Master of Science in nursing from Vanderbilt University. In addition to her AGACNP certification, she is a certified CCRN by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and was awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in 2011 while working for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Lauren made her passion for dermatology a reality by joining Levy Dermatology in 2015. She is committed to the highest level of care for her patients and is thrilled to be caring for medical and cosmetic dermatology patients.
JODI BURGESS, PA-C
Jodi Burgess is a licensed Physician Assistant at Levy Dermatology. Jodi graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Union University in 2010 and received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Bethel University in 2014. She has been working in healthcare for over 7 years and as a Dermatology PA for over 2 years. Jodi is licensed by the state of Tennessee as a Physician Assistant and is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants. Jodi’s interest is in general dermatology and is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to her patients.
DEBORAH HORWITZ, PA-C
Deborah graduated from American University in Washington DC with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Communication. This degree was followed by completing Baylor College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program, where she received a Masters degree. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of both The American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
MEGAN PHILIPS, PA-C
Megan Phillips is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2011 and received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Bethel University Physician Assistant Program in 2014. She has worked in healthcare for 5 years with experience in Dermatology, Family Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Megan is licensed by the state of Tennessee and is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants. She holds membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Megan is passionate about providing quality care for her patients at Levy Dermatology.
SUSANNAH CASH, PA-C
Susannah Cash is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University in 2015. She then received her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2018, graduating first of her class and earning Highest Honors. Her leadership skills were recognized by being elected and serving as President of her graduating class. Susannah is licensed in the state of Tennessee and is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants. She knew early on that she wanted to specialize in Dermatology and has a love for healing patients with diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Susannah combines her leadership skills with her smarts and compassion in providing the highest quality of care for her patients.
DENISE SHEPLER, PA-C
Denise Shepler is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant and joined Levy Dermatology with over four years of experience in clinical dermatology. She was born in Leesburg, Virginia and received her Bachelors of Science degree from George Mason University. She trained and received her Physician Assistant degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and moved to Memphis in 2015. She is passionate about providing both adult and pediatric patients with service driven dermatological care. Denise is a current Diplomate of the Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants. Her interests include both medical and aesthetic dermatology. Denise enjoys all outdoor activities and is an avid cyclist.
KELLY JOHNSTON, PA-C
Kelly Johnston is a licensed and certified physician assistant specializing in general dermatology. She joins Levy Dermatology with more than five years of general dermatology experience. In addition to dermatology, she has spent time practicing general and surgical urology with a focus in Women’s health. Kelly is a graduate of Mississippi State University. She obtained her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Bethel University. She has held membership in Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Urological Association, and Urological Association of Physician Assistants. Kelly has a passion for skin cancer detection and prevention as well as providing aesthetic skin care. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, children, and Goldendoodle. They are always looking for a new adventure especially on the water or in the mountains. Kelly looks forward to providing her patients with comprehensive and compassionate care.